United Natural Foods, Inc. Strengthens Board of Directors With Election of Denise M. Clark

  United Natural Foods, Inc. Strengthens Board of Directors With Election of
                               Denise M. Clark

Independent Director Brings Extensive Information Technology Background

PR Newswire

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Feb. 26, 2013

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Feb.26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Natural Foods, Inc.
(Nasdaq: UNFI) (the "Company") today announced the appointment of Denise M.
Clark to the Company's Board of Directors. Ms. Clark joins UNFI as an
independent director and brings more than two decades of information
technology experience, including experience in the delivery of enterprise
resource planning (also known as ERP), digital platforms, and innovative
business transformation initiatives. She has also been a leader in change and
governance programs that drive business value and success. Her appointment,
effective February 21, 2013, increases the total number of Company directors
to nine, including seven independent directors.

Ms. Clark, age 55, has served as Senior Vice President and Global Chief
Information Officer for The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. since November 2012.
Prior to that role, Ms. Clark served as Senior Vice President and Chief
Information Officer for Hasbro Inc. from October 2007 to November 2012. Ms.
Clark also served at Mattel, Inc., where she was Global Chief Technology
Officer and later Chief Information Officer for the Fisher Price brand between
January 2000 and February 2007. Ms. Clark's previous experience includes two
other consumer goods companies, Warner Music Group, formerly a division of
Time Warner Inc., and Apple Inc.

About United Natural Foods

United Natural Foods, Inc. (http://www.unfi.com) carries and distributes more
than 65,000 products to more than 27,000 customer locations throughout the
United States and Canada. The Company serves a wide variety of retail formats
including conventional supermarket chains, natural product superstores,
independent retail operators and the food service channel. United Natural
Foods, Inc. was ranked by Fortune in 2006 - 2010 and 2012 as one of its "Most
Admired Companies," winner of the Supermarket News 2008 Sustainability
Excellence Award, recognized by the Nutrition Business Journal for its 2009
Environment and Sustainability Award and chosen by Food Logistics Magazine as
one of its 2012 Top 20 Green Providers.

For more information on United Natural Foods, Inc., visit the Company's
website at www.unfi.com.

SOURCE United Natural Foods, Inc.

Website: http://www.unfi.com
Contact: AT THE COMPANY, Mark Shamber, Chief Financial Officer,
+1-401-528-8634 or FINANCIAL RELATIONS BOARD, Joseph Calabrese, General
Information, +1-212-827-3772